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I would like to change the font in the Terminal, how can I achieve this?

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Which terminal? Is Sublime text 2 installed on your system? –  Marty Fried Jun 30 '12 at 5:05
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and Which font?- –  Anwar Shah Jun 30 '12 at 5:09
    
Sublime text 2 is installed. The font i am interested in is the default font sublime installs with. Can't find the name of it –  Fawkes5 Jun 30 '12 at 5:22

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Bash terminal:

Menu, Edit => Profile Preferences => General tab; uncheck Use the system fixed width font, and select the font you want.

For general xterm terminal, you need to create a file ~/.Xresources, and add settings to it, such as xterm*font: Sublime\ Text\ 2-12 for 12 point (this is a guess, I don't know if it's totally correct).

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My gnome-terminal crashes when I uncheck the 'use the system fixed width font' checkbox. Is there a way to modify or clear this setting without going through this GUI? –  Jonathan Hartley Jun 18 '13 at 20:36

Though, You did not mention what font you are using or what terminal you are referring, I am giving a general answer to change font in gnome-terminal.

I am giving two way to do this, though both are relatively close to each other

Formal way

  • Open the terminal with Pressing CTRL + ATL + T.
  • Then go from MenuEditProfiles. On the profile edit window, Click on Edit button.
  • Then in the General Tab, Uncheck Use the system fixed width font, and then select your desired font from dropdown menu

Easier way

  • Open the terminal with pressing CTRL + ATL + T.
  • Right click on the terminal, from the appeared popup menu, go to ProfilesProfile Preferences
  • Then in the General Tab, Uncheck Use the system fixed width font, and then select your desired font from dropdown menu.

I am giving two screenshot below:

image of popup menu

image of Edit profile window

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oh wow, i didnt know it was so easy. THANK YOU!!! –  Fawkes5 Jun 30 '12 at 5:16

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